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Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2011, 08:18
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Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.

A)Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.
B)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report, being on the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.
C)The only live radio report was broadcast by Herbert Morrison, a passionate account that stunned listeners, from the scene of the fire destroying the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.
D)Broadcasting the only live radio report, Herbert Morrison passionately accounted the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg to stunned listeners.
E)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.

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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 00:53
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Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.

A)Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners. Misplaced modifier

B)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report, being on the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.
Wrong
C)The only live radio report was broadcast by Herbert Morrison, a passionate account that stunned listeners, from the scene of the fire destroying the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.
wrong
D)Broadcasting the only live radio report, Herbert Morrison passionately accounted the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg to stunned listeners.
Changed the meaning
E)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2011, 10:22
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 09:45
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Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.

A)Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.
B)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report, being on the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.
C)The only live radio report was broadcast by Herbert Morrison, a passionate account that stunned listeners, from the scene of the fire destroying the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.
D)Broadcasting the only live radio report, Herbert Morrison passionately accounted the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg to stunned listeners.
E)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.

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Ans E.
A - The modifier - in a passionate way that stunned listeners- has to be placed next to Herbert Morrison (proximity rule)
B - Being usage is incorrect
C - The sentence is in passive
D - Broadcasting ..., is modifying Herbert Morrison - Incorrect
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2011, 17:40
Given the options..E

the usage of words such as “cast, broadcast, and cost.” As far as I can remember the past tense and past P. of broadcast is broadcast; however recently I checked an online dictionary and it has broadcasted. Is this an American standard or has it always been like this?
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2011, 00:38
I chose D, Please explain why E.
I guess the modifier is correct in D.
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 00:04
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Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.


A)Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.

B)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report, being on the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.

C)The only live radio report was broadcast by Herbert Morrison, a passionate account that stunned listeners, from the scene of the fire destroying the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg. --> seems to say 'Herbert Morrison is a passionate account'. wrong.

D)Broadcasting the only live radio report, Herbert Morrison passionately accounted the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg to stunned listeners. --> altered meaning of original statement. wrong.

E)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.


My thought process:
1. Option A sounds bad. Eliminate.
2. zero in on the two most similar options i.e. B and E - Take E over B (incorrect 'being' usage)
3. C seems to say 'Herbert Morrison is a passionate account'. wrong.
4. D - altered meaning of original statement. Wrong.
in the original statement, 'account' is a noun and 'broadcast' is the action word.
However, in this option, 'account[ed]' is changed from a noun to an action word.

Answer: E
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2011, 21:26
+1 for E.

Original Sentence was difficult to comprehend, but the choices helped in understanding the meaning :)
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 20:07
E :)
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 20:34
+1 E

Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.

A)Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg [highlight]in a passionate account that stunned listeners.[/highlight] --- Incorrect positioning of modifier

B)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report,[highlight]being on the scene of the fire[/highlight] that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.--- Avoid being

C)The only live radio report was broadcast by Herbert Morrison, a passionate account that stunned listeners, from the scene of the fire [highlight]destroying the German Zeppelin[/highlight] the Hindenburg. --> seems to say 'Herbert Morrison is a passionate account'. wrong. Also destroying as a participle is not required here.

D)Broadcasting the only live radio report, Herbert Morrison passionately accounted the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg to stunned listeners. --> Stunned listeneres. Sounds like they were stunned from before.

E)In a passionate account that stunned listeners, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg.Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners.
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Re: Difficult SC [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 01:15
E should be the answer.
It's a modifier related question - The answer option should place the modifiers correctly keeping the intended meaning.
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Re: Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 03:01
In A, Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg in a passionate account that stunned listeners. Here listeners stunned for Herbert Morrision not for Hindenburg.
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Re: Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 03:33
could not see the modifier issue at first ...

Now its clear +1 for E
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Re: Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 04:56
Shouldn't the verb be in paste tense? 'Herbert Morrison broadcasted….' or 'Herbert Morrison broadcasts….'?
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Re: Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 07:02
Position of Modifier plays main role in choosing correct answer.
Modifier is - in a passionate account that stunned listeners
Which makes A,C & D out .
Now left with B & D
In B - being on the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenbug - Sounds peculiar
In E - from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg. - make sense

So E
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Re: Herbert Morrison broadcast the only live radio report from [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 07:04
Position of Modifier plays main role in choosing correct answer.
Modifier is - in a passionate account that stunned listeners
Which makes A,C & D out .
Now left with B & D
In B - being on the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenbug - Sounds peculiar
In E - from the scene of the fire that destroyed the German Zeppelin the Hindenburg. - make sense

So E
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